Day two: Backlog: Wii Overload Day Two
Interesting. I imagine that must be a pretty horrible job at times.
I'm a musician by trade, so the Battle of the Bands purchase was sort of motivated by that. That said, if the gameplay is too horrible to stand, I won't bother playing it long enough to enjoy the music.
I was a game tester at Nintendo for a short time, and while I didn't play the game myself, I heard nothing but complaints about Battle of the Bands. Then again, considering the nature of that job, people complained about almost ever game they were assigned to. There's only so much testing that can be done with Personal Trainer: Cooking.
Battle of the Bands was a bargain bin pickup after I saw a few videos and really dug what they did with the music. Crazy marching bands and mariachi groups battling it out to a hip hop jam seemed to have entertainment potential. What's that Jeff keeps saying on the Bombcast, $5 is too good to miss, no matter what game it is. Of course, if the gameplay sucks, it goes straight back to Gamestop.
I recently played the first level of Alone in the Dark for my last 360 Backlog, and that may be the one game so far not to warrant a purchase at that price. Get away from me, Satan!
I struggled a bit with the RE4 Wii controls, actually. Maybe I'll get the hang of it with a little persistence. I love the atmosphere, will play more.
Glad to hear about the bosses being better. I had a blast playing through it online, but the bosses really got on my nerves. Stupid quicktime events.
RE5's so pretty, though...
Stick with RE4, it's better than 5. Better control, atmosphere, pace, setting, bosses and AI partner doesn't play much into it.
I don't know, Ryan seemed to have some issues with it in the Quick Look they did for the site. It's supposed to be way better, though.
" Oh, the original Samba de Amigo is supposed to be pure awesomeness.
" Good grief that's a lot of games for one console. And all of them backlog! I would go insane. "If you check my blog, you'll find the rest of the Backlog series. I've done all of my 360 backlog + all my PS3 games with trophies. I have a handful of trophyless PS3 titles slated for a future session, plus plans for a DS and PSP edition.
Good grief that's a lot of games for one console. And all of them backlog! I would go insane.
Oh, the original Samba de Amigo is supposed to be pure awesomeness. I don't know, never played it.
Are you open to game suggestions? What are the other titles you have lying around?
You should do that, it's still a worthwhile console to have. The graphical difference gets more jarring every year, though.
And Meowayne: Thanks! I can confirm the brokenness of Samba, which is why I want it for Natal. It would be a fun game if it worked. Have you tried the original with the maracas? That's supposed to be marginally less broken, I guess.
I had a Wii which I sold towards a PS3. Recently I've been considering getting a new Wii though ...might just have to get one for Christmas.
This is how its done, people. Trying out games even though nothing about them immediatly screams "I'm epic!" at you. You have my respect, sir.
Have a great time exploring the quality titles on the Wii. (even though Samba De Amigo is widely known to be terrible due to broken controls)